GENERAL IDEA "SELF IMMERSION" LITHOGRAPH
General Idea formed in 1967 and made a significant contribution in defining postmodern art.
Two of the members, Felix Partz and Jorge Zontal died of AIDS in 1994. Its surviving member, AA Bronson, continues to practice as an independent artist and oversees the representation and exhibition of General Idea’s work internationally.
The poodle is one of the defining icons in General Idea’s oeuvre, signifying a multitude of meanings. It both alludes to and subverts the Lion symbol from the city of Ghent, Belgium. The block pyramid is another historical image/reference that hijacked by General Idea appearing as a pattern at the top border of "Self Immersion"
"Self Immersion" was included in the recent General Idea blockbuster retrospective at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Below are some furtive photos of the Paris exhibition.
A version of the retrospective will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto, in July 2011.
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Lithograph on cotton rag paper.
Signed, dated and numbered in the margin.
State proof 1/3.
26.5”H 33.5”W framed
20"H 29.5"W print